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Old November 29th, 2007, 11:16 pm
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Re: What do most girls play?

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And when we do get noticed, most male gamers automatically think our skills must be inferior to theirs. Or how about that serious WoW raiding guild that doesn't want any women in their ranks ? Because girl gamers cause drama (honestly, that's mostly the fault of the immature male gamers), because girl gamers can't take jokes nor abuse. Also there goes the skill prejudice.
To be fair there are WoW guilds which are just for women too so it goes both ways. I don't remember where I read it, but I read that masses of women play MMORPGs especially in East Asia where a lot of housewives play them during the day while their husbands are at work.

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And all of this reminds me of this little gem a guy told me on a gaming forum, out of the blue : "No offense, but if you're a girl gamer, you're probably not very attractive to begin with."
That's really harsh, he was probably just bitter that he couldn't find a girlfriend!

I agree about there being more games for girls too, I think when I was young (NES/ SNES era) games weren't really only for boys- games like Mario, Sonic, Zelda etc aren't gender specific, but PlayStation era games and onwards seem to have been very mannish, I think it's to do with games becoming more acceptable for grown ups and too many people associate 'maturity' in games with violence, language, sexiness etc and it feels to me that things are becoming more balanced now with so many games which are very female friendly. And age friendly too! My mum keeps pinching my DS now to play Brain Training, she hasn't played games since Tetris on the original GameBoy, and my boyfriend's mum bought her own DS just to play Picross and 42 All Time Classics and she also hadn't played games since Tetris. Not sure about my point there, just that it's nice for everyone to have a game they like I guess!


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Old November 30th, 2007, 3:57 am
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I have it, but haven't played it yet. (Christmas ) I hear it's easier to play if you're not a guitar player. The real life guitar player will try to actuall play the song, not the buttons on the guitar controller. I'll see if this is true come Christmas.
Cool that you're getting it for Christmas! Please let me know what you think about it when Santa finally lets you to open your presents

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Here's a small girl gamer rant: last night my husband and I watched a show about the history of video games. As they moved from the 1980's to the 1990's, they were talking about how gamers grew up and still liked video games. My problem is they referred all the gamers as being "boys" and then "young men." They completely ignored all us girls, not even a mention that the girls of that time played video games too. I've been playing since I was 8 and I went from kid to teen to adult from the 80's to the 90's. I was so mad!

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And when we do get noticed, most male gamers automatically think our skills must be inferior to theirs. Or how about that serious WoW raiding guild that doesn't want any women in their ranks ? Because girl gamers cause drama (honestly, that's mostly the fault of the immature male gamers), because girl gamers can't take jokes nor abuse. Also there goes the skill prejudice.
And all of this reminds me of this little gem a guy told me on a gaming forum, out of the blue : "No offense, but if you're a girl gamer, you're probably not very attractive to begin with."


But now I think games are getting more widely accessible to girls. With games such as the Sims, Animal Crossing... Recently, my friends, who usually don't play games at all, have requested I hold a Wii Party at my house one day...
I really don't get all this boys/girls difference when we talk about games! The title of this thread itself makes a difference that I don't think exists. I play video game for a long time, since the SNES/Atari times, and from the begining I didn't feel any difference, I always chose the games that I liked and played them with friends of both genders and also diferent ages. I still have all my consoles and games and seeing them today I don't see any huge change in themes!

I play video games with my family and with friends and because I love to play and fortunatelly today I can buy the games when they launch them (don't have to wait for special ocasions as when I was a kid) I have a group of friends that come to play with me from 10 to 60 years old, males and females! We make contests and I never felt any prejudice from the boys with 15 to 50 that participate on them. I'm pretty good in many games and most of the time I bit them on what you call "boy games", so I just don't get this prejudice from sites and TV shows.

Also I would like to say that things are changing in a way that I really appreciate. With Wii, people that usually didn't play video games, always complaining about the difficulty that they had with the controls, are playing and loving it, like my Mom and my husband! To have fun you don't have to be in one particular gender or particular age!


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Old November 30th, 2007, 4:46 am
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I'm mostly into things like The Sims and the tycoon games but I'm always up for a Super Smash Bros game and I want Guitar Hero for Christmas! Also, to guys who think girls don't play video games, most of my female friends do, and they're way more into it than I am!

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Also games such as Theme Park and Theme Hospital.
THEME HOSPITAL!!! I forgot about that game, I loved it. My favourite was that Bloaty Head disease and the one where they thought they were Elvis, haha.


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Old December 1st, 2007, 3:47 am
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Who doesn't love Guitar Hero?
I was a bit reluctant to give this game a go but I gave in and found that I really enjoy it. It's super addictive!

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THEME HOSPITAL!!! I forgot about that game, I loved it. My favourite was that Bloaty Head disease and the one where they thought they were Elvis, haha.
I remember that game!


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Old December 23rd, 2007, 4:57 pm
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Re: What do most girls play?

my favorite game would have to be guitar hero!!! i just love the music even though some of it, i only heard from my elder brothers' collection...i also enjoy playing some of my nephew's games such as bully and shinobido...a bit brutal but i enjoyed it non the less.


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Old December 23rd, 2007, 6:21 pm
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I like playing FF games, Dark Cloud, The Sims, GHII


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Old January 3rd, 2008, 10:53 pm
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Re: What do most girls play?

I like RPG's (Final Fantasy), adventure games (Okami, Shadow of the Colossus), and horror games (Silent Hill, Fatal Frame).


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Old January 5th, 2008, 1:25 am
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Re: What do most girls play?

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To be fair there are WoW guilds which are just for women too so it goes both ways. I don't remember where I read it, but I read that masses of women play MMORPGs especially in East Asia where a lot of housewives play them during the day while their husbands are at work.
Oh wow (pun not intended..), I didn't know about that ! On my realm, the male/female proportions are approximately 95%/5%... The guys in my guild don't overreact when I talk on our Team Speak channel though, it's nice.
It seems also some of my (rare) girl gamer friends prefer Guild Wars when it comes to MMORPGs. I have never played it myself, only seen a few videos, but I guess the graphics are more appealing, realistic and "beautiful". Personally I couldn't care less, on the contrary, I really like Warcraft's fantasy oriented world, cartoonish characters and rich lore. And what would I do without my lanky Troll with teal skin, huge tusks and a blue mohawk ?


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Old January 5th, 2008, 5:50 am
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Re: What do most girls play?

I play:
Everquest (played it for years... i grew up with it)
Sims 2 (boring usually)
Just Tried World of Warcraft but it's not my favorite (too easy)
Skill Games like Minesweeper and Solitaire (i can play them for hours... it's dangerous when I have to do work
Super Mario 64 + Galaxy (both great)
The Mario Party series occasionally
DVD games... i get fooled into buying them but they're waaay too easy
I've played Halo but I think gun games are not as fun as sword games
Donkey Kong 64
Oblivion on Xbox(2nd best game after EQ EVER)





(I think my profile might say i'm male but i'm really a girl


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Old January 27th, 2008, 4:07 am
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I don't know if most girls play this, but I LOVE GTA. All of them. I love the missions and the storyline.
Lol, me too. Once we got all the honour roll girls together in my friend's basement, and we're like having an intelligent conversation until we started to play this. Then it was all like "HIT THE COP HIT THE COP!"

BTW. I love me some Zelda, Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy, Mario Bros., DDR, and Guitar Hero. I used to play a lot more, but now I just dont have the time!


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Old January 30th, 2008, 7:27 pm
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Re: What do most girls play?

Most of the girls I know either play Sims games, or downloadable games like Diner Dash and Cake Mania. I prefer Action/Adventure and RPGs myself, but I like a good shooter and puzzle every now and then (and I do love the sims ). I mostly play games that can be played on the PC or gameboy as I don't have anything higher than that as of now (last year my roomie had a wii, so I did get to play some good gamecube and weemee games).


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.. I'm a girl, and I play Zelda, Pokemon, and Final Fantasy... And Mario Kart.. I'm awesome at Mario Kart DS


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Re: What do most girls play?

I love Sims Games (Roller Coaster Tycoon, The Sims, SimCity, etc.)

I also like Halo, GTA, Need For Speed, etc and RPG games. And I love sports Games.
But my favorite is Guitar Hero or SingStar!!!

I guess I pretty much like it all.


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Old February 5th, 2008, 6:24 pm
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Re: What do most girls play?

Im not a girl but my sister was quite addicted to The Sims. I never understood what she liked so much about the game


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Old February 10th, 2008, 5:25 am
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I like fighting games like WoW, and stuff like that. I also love the Sims, it's so cute. A lot of my guy friends love the Sims too, but I guess many guys here don't like the Sims do they?


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Old February 10th, 2008, 10:08 pm
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Im not a girl but my sister was quite addicted to The Sims. I never understood what she liked so much about the game
I don't know... There was a time when the only game my friends knew was The Sims. I really don't know what's up with that.
I tried to play it once, but I quickly got bored, didn't get some of the controls and started to feel bad for "my family" : jobless, the mother forced to attempt working in the army, starving (I didn't know how to move them, they wouldn't...)... I could never be responsible enough for that kind of game, and worst of all, it depressed me.


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I LOVE VIDEO GAMES!!! *ahem* ignore that, sorry.
I love SUPAH MARIO GALAXY!!! for Wii. Also, Mercury Meltdown Revolution for Wii. I Love Knights of the Old Republic, (KotOR) and Star Wars Lego 1&2.

I have Cooking Mama, Yoshi's Island DS, Imagine Fashion Designer, Nintendogs Chihuahua and Friends, and (now lost ) Kimmunicator for my DS, and for Gameboy, I have Spongebob: Attack of the Flying Dutchman, Supersponge, Spyro: Attack of the Rhynocs, Kim Possible 3: Team Possible, and Kim Possible 2: Drakken's Demise.

Maybe there's a reason I'm broke...

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i used to love gamboys!

i lovee vid games

and i loveeeeeeeEEEE Wii and my PSP


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I love the Grand Theft Auto series. They are probably not the best games for a teenage girl to play, but my parents never realized that.


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I play on miniclip, club penguin, and runescape. Other than those I'll play Spyro: A New Begining on xbox or U.B. Funkeys on the computer.


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